‘December 2018’

Faculty Association supports local food banks

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on Faculty Association supports local food banks | Filed in December 2018

In lieu of holiday gifts, the Faculty Association donates to local food banks. The Campus Food Bank and the Calgary Food Bank received a donation of $2,500 each in recognition of the valuable support they provide during the holiday season.

WE WISH YOU THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST FOR 2019!

By-Law ratification results

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on By-Law ratification results | Filed in December 2018, Gazette

The Faculty Association membership voted in favour of ratifying proposed amendments to the Association’s By-Laws. Note updated By-Laws will be available on the Association website soon.

The results of the vote were as follows:

Yes                              289 (94%)

No                                17 (6%)

Spoiled                         0 (0%)

Total votes cast         306 (100%)

 

Total votes issued: 2353 – voter turnout: 306 (13%)

Ongoing: 1,843 – voter turnout: 298 (16%)

Sessional: 510 – voter turnout: 8 (2%)

Results of vote on Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) membership

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on Results of vote on Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) membership | Filed in December 2018, Gazette

The Faculty Association membership voted in favour of withdrawing from the Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA). Note that under the CAFA By-Laws our membership will continue until June 30, 2019.

The results of the vote were as follows:

Yes                              306 (89%)

No                                39 (11%)

Spoiled                         0 (0%)

Total votes cast         345 (100%)

 

Total votes issued: 2358 – voter turnout: 345 (15%)

Ongoing: 1847 – voter turnout: 333 (18%)

Sessional: 511 – voter turnout: 12 (2%)

Board of Directors nominations open

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on Board of Directors nominations open | Filed in December 2018, Gazette

The Faculty Association is seeking nominees to the Board of Directors.

There are seven (7) vacancies open for election on the Board of Directors (five (5) three-year terms, one (1) two-year term, and one (1) one-year term). The designated sessional seat is a one-year term and is also open for election. Nominees must be current members of the Association, or have held a sessional position at some point since May 1, 2018. Note that Paul Rogers, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, is currently completing the first year of a two-year term and thus an election is not required for this position.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Nominations must be received at the Faculty Association office by that time.

Nominations must be received in writing. Also required on the nomination form are the signatures of at least three members of the Association, as well as the written consent of the nominee. Nominations should be accompanied by a statement from the nominee of a maximum 100 words, which will be circulated along with the ballots. No member may nominate more than two candidates.

Potential candidates should be aware that the Board of Directors meetings are regularly scheduled on Tuesday afternoons, approximately once per month from September to June. Additional meetings are scheduled as required. Directors are also regularly appointed to a variety of other Association, University, and external committees as representatives of the Association.

Please contact the Faculty Association office for a nomination form.

 

 

Faculty Association holiday office closure

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on Faculty Association holiday office closure | Filed in December 2018

The Faculty Association office will close Friday, December 21 at 11 a.m. for the holiday season and will reopen on Monday, January 7. The Association’s voicemail will be checked regularly on days the University is open. Have a safe and happy holiday!

CAUT nominations open

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on CAUT nominations open | Filed in December 2018

Nominations are being sought for election to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Executive Committee, namely:  President, Vice-President, Chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, Chair of the Contract Academic Staff Committee, Co-Chair of the Equity Committee (1), Representative-at-large (Quebec), Representative-at-large (Aboriginal), Representative-at-large (Francophone), and Two Representatives-at-large (General). The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2019.

Nominations are also being sought for election to positions on five CAUT Standing Committees: Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (two vacancies); Collective Bargaining and Economic Benefits Committee (three vacancies); Librarians’ and Archivists’ Committee (one vacancy); Equity Committee (three vacancies – 1 member representing Aboriginal Academic Staff; 1 member representing Racialized Academic Staff; and 1 member representing Women Academic Staff); and Contract Academic Staff Committee (2 vacancies – 1 member representing a small-size association and 1 member representing a medium-size association). The deadline for these nominations is February 1, 2019.

Those seeking endorsement for their candidacy by the local Association Board of Directors should file their nomination forms with our office no later than January 16, 2019. For further information on any of the above positions, or for a nomination package, please contact the Faculty Association.

More information on CAUT Executive Positions and Standing Committee nominations can be found online at www.caut.ca.

Department Representatives 2018-19

by Faculty Association | Comments Off on Department Representatives 2018-19 | Filed in December 2018

The following is a list of Department Representatives, by department, for the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  – Randy Johnston
  • Biological Sciences – Marco Musiani
  • Cardiac Sciences – Todd Anderson
  • Chemical & Petroleum Engineering – Kazi Sumon
  • Chemistry – Todd Sutherland
  • Civil Engineering – Raafat El-Hacha
  • Classics & Religion – Elizabeth Rohlman
  • Clinical Neurosciences – Minh Dang Nguyen
  • Communication, Media & Film – Marcia Epstein
  • Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine – Jason Anderson
  • Computer Science – Ben Stephenson
  • Critical Care Medicine – Brent Winston
  • Economics – Peter Tracey
  • Ecosystem & Public Health – David Hall
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering – Edwin Nowicki
  • Emergency Medicine – Grant Innes
  • English – Faye Halpern
  • Geography – Dan Jacobson
  • Geomatics Engineering – Ivan Detchev
  • Geoscience – Dan Georgescu
  • Haskayne School of Business – Tatiana Vashchilkp
  • History – Amie Kiddle
  • Law – Shaun Fluker
  • Libraries & Cultural Resources – Ingrid Reiche
  • Mathematics & Statistics – Berndt Brenken
  • Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering – Paul Ziade
  • Medicine – Rick Haber
  • Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases – Shan Liao
  • Nursing – Karen Then
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Katie Chaput
  • Oncology – Wendy Smith
  • Paediatrics – Jack Rabi
  • Philosophy – Ken Waters
  • Physics & Astronomy – Denis Leahy
  • Physiology & Pharmacology – James Fewell
  • Political Science – Maureen Hiebert
  • Production Animal Health – Michel Levy
  • Psychiatry – Christopher Wilkes
  • Psychology – Kristin von Ranson
  • Radiology – Roberto Sotero-Diaz
  • Social Work – Mishka Lysack
  • Sociology – John Manzo
  • Student & Enrolment Services – Bonnie Peng
  • Surgery – Carmen Brauer
  • Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning – Patti Dyjur
  • Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences – Alfredo Romero
  • Werklund School of Education – Kaela Jubas

The following departments/Faculties have not notified the Association of a representative:

Anaesthesia
Anthropology & Archaeology
Art
Cell Biology & Anatomy
Community Health Sciences
Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
Environmental Design
Family Medicine
Kinesiology
Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Medical Genetics
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
School of Creative and Performing Arts